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Highlights, stats and notes from WSU's win over Montana State

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As far as season openers go, this one was satisfying. As PJ said, pitching a shutout is difficult no matter the opponent—even a team as one dimensional as Montana State.

Luke Falk was efficient, James Williams was outstanding, and Erik Powell is one-for-one on field goals.

All positives!

Of course there are things to improve on. But for now, let's go to the highlights, especially for those stuck watching baseball as the game started:

Here's Mike Leach after the game. Make sure you stick around for the Andre Dillard talk:

Here's Luke Falk and Cole Madison after the game:

And finally, here is Jalen Thompson and James Williams after the game:

WSU looked real good on the stat sheet, as shutouts tend to do. Lots of things stick out:

The Cougs also burned four redshirts: Jamire Calvin, Tay Martin, George Hicks III and Zaire Webb.

You can read that and more in the game notes:

Up next, a home date with the Boise State Broncos at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN.